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Maki Xaji

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UFC 243 in Melbourne started a few minutes ago. The early preliminary fights are happening right now, main card is projected to be in around ~4 hours or so (who knows)

FIghts to look out for: Main card (Whittaker vs Adesanya) - epic fight for the ages. Two of the best middleweights going head to head, hard to predict this one.

Comain event, Iaquinta vs Hooker - Two stellar lightweights batting it out, trying to separate themselves from the others in one of the toughest divisions ever. Iaquinta has superior boxing skills but Hooker is demolishing his opponents so this is going to be a close one.

Heavyweight Bout: Tuvasa vs Spivak - Two heavyweights looking to add another W to their record, expect a TKO in the 1st or 2nd.


I wish I had time to watch this but meh, make your predictions in here!
 
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Maki Xaji

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As a casual I’ll try to catch the main card inshallah because of the hype
Isnt this in your backyard? lol you could be there now!

Theres a lot of local aussie talent on the preliminary card right now. the mma community over there is surprisingly huge, and it wont be a surprise if more cards are planned over there.
 

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Isnt this in your backyard? lol you could be there now!

Theres a lot of local aussie talent on the preliminary card right now. the mma community over there is surprisingly huge, and it wont be a surprise if more cards are planned over there.
Don’t take my banter with @Sunny as face value I don’t live in Melbourne 😂😂😂😂😂
 

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ufc is savage its modern day gladiator fighting. Your watching and enjoying people beat each other up to unconscious, martial arts was about self defense and honor not this crap.
 

Maki Xaji

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ufc is savage its modern day gladiator fighting. Your watching and enjoying people beat each other up to unconscious, martial arts was about self defense and honor not this crap.
People who look for knockouts/blood and cuts truly don't understand the sport.

I wouldn't call it savage. We're encouraged to understand self-defense and this sport allows people to test their expertise against others. It determines who is the most effective at various weight classes, while taking into account their body structure.

If you truly believe in self defense, then MMA in general will further our understanding of defending oneself against an attacker.

Right now, the most sought after skill is wrestling. Many of the current champions have a strong wrestling background, or are proficient in defending themselves against it. This checks-out with the hadith of nabi saw and wrestling being sunnah.

Also, I would argue that MMA is safer than boxing since the referee is on stand-by and will interrupt a fight if the opponent stops defending themselves (compared to boxing, which gives you a standing 10 count every time you get knocked down).
 

optimistic

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People who look for knockouts/blood and cuts truly don't understand the sport.

I wouldn't call it savage. We're encouraged to understand self-defense and this sport allows people to test their expertise against others. It determines who is the most effective at various weight classes, while taking into account their body structure.

If you truly believe in self defense, then MMA in general will further our understanding of defending oneself against an attacker.

Right now, the most sought after skill is wrestling. Many of the current champions have a strong wrestling background, or are proficient in defending themselves against it. This checks-out with the hadith of nabi saw and wrestling being sunnah.

Also, I would argue that MMA is safer than boxing since the referee is on stand-by and will interrupt a fight if the opponent stops defending themselves (compared to boxing, which gives you a standing 10 count every time you get knocked down).
No study was done and mma fighters are more susceptible to brain damage, and that not talking about all the damage from cuts and getting chocked and elbows and knees People are so obsessed with self defense theirs nothing wrong with running away, its the best defense.
 

Maki Xaji

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No study was done and mma fighters are more susceptible to brain damage, and that not talking about all the damage from cuts and getting chocked and elbows and knees People are so obsessed with self defense theirs nothing wrong with running away, its the best defense.
I admit there isnt a clinical MMA study conducted, but this is the closest we get to a simulated experiment (controlled variables are: weight, gloves, training camp length etc).

I dont' argue that running away is a great defense, but the point I'm making is that the greatest fighters have a wrestling base which limits the amount of damage they take. Freestyle wrestlers are finding success in submitting their opponents rather than getting into a bloody war of fists, kicks and elbows.

It's the ultimate case study for successful fighting styles in a 1-on-1 setting.
 

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whittaker didnt know how to deal with adesanya,adesanya was more prepared,it looks like adesanya had a longer reach and whittakers plan was to eighter take him down or get close enough to throw punches and adesanya was ready for both,his team used the fact that whittaker had to come closer,adesanya was a professional boxer so he easily countered whittakers strikes even in close range
iı think whittaker plan was also to go all out in the begining to confuse adesanya and get an opening or was he just nervous wanted to show off to his fans in his home country,dont know but he was just flaring around,some time in the match he had 12 strikes that connected out of 44 atemps while adesanya just had 11/22,adesanya was more prepared for that match
al iaquinta looked like some old fighter,he has been along too long he looks tired,its not the same fighter that gave khabib a hard time,maybe he wasnt so into the fight i mean who the fuck is dan hooker
 

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